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Friends, Every day, the Collaboration for Early Childhood works to ensure that children, parents, and early care providers have the resources they need so children enter kindergarten eager to learn and ready to succeed. As we come to the end of another b...

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Oak Leaves 2016 Good Life Race donates $25,000 to charity partners By Erin Vandenberg, Community Contributor The Oak Park Runners Club (OPRC) has announced a $25,000 gift of race proceeds from the Good Life Race in support of both the Collaboration for Ea...

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The Oak Park Runners Club (OPRC) has announced a $25,000 gift to support the Collaboration for Early Childhood. “The 2015 Good Life Race had a tremendous year and we are delighted to support the work of the Collaboration for Early Childhood,” said Joh...

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Thank you to all our partners for hosting special events during Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, yo...

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Penny Williams-Wolford became the Collaboration’s Professional Development Coordinator in January. She has a wealth of experience in early childhood, family child care, and advocating for individuals with special needs. Before joining the Collaboration,...

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Friends, As we come to the end of 2017, we are grateful as we reflect on all that we have accomplished together. This year, your support has: Provided more than 1,800 early childhood screenings (vision, hearing, development, social-emotional); Equipped fa...

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